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Which book are you reading currently? #7

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Enagonios, Sep 7, 2007.

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    Finished "The Steel Remains" and I can't really say I was disapointed but it seems that the fears I had about the book was well founded. Morgan is trying too hard, he seems to concsiously try to shock the reader at times instead of letting things happen and appear "naturally" in the story. He kinda reminds me of Bakker there, the grittyness feels forced. It is still a good book but just not a great one. Never thought I would write this but I found it too gratuitious.
     
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    "On the Wings of Mercury" by Lorraine Moller.
     
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    Finally on the last book of the Gotrek and Felix Omnibus, Daemon Slayer. Skaven Slayer proved to be a really good read so I'm looking forward to this. I've decided to put my Dreamsongs read on hold until I've finished this, but I'm still reading the Gaunt's Ghosts Omnibus.
     
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    Just finished "White Knight" by Butcher last night -- I'm plowing through everything he's every written in his Dresdenverse as fast as the library can get them to me. It's a really fun series that I heartily recommend.
     
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    am about to start Gai-jin by James Clavell. Shogun is one of my favorite books of all time so I've got high hopes
     
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    A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier, by Joseph Plumb Martin.
     
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    Rereading Mistborn (and then Well of Ascension) so that I can have it all fresh in my memory for B. Sanderson's finale - Hero of the Ages.
     
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    Reading "The Skewed throne" trilogy by Joshua Palmatieri, just finished the first one and it was ok. Nothing great but quite decent contemporary fantasy and like most of those some originality in it. Didn't blow me away but have no regrets in buying the entire trilogy in one go.
     
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    Re-reading Iron Angel by Alan Campbell.
     
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    Finished Gotrek & Felix, back onto Dreamsongs.
     
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    Threshold- By Sara Dougless.
    I have to say this was her worst book by a long shot, and it was really a trial to finish reading it.
     
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    Seeing as I have never been able to finish any Sara Douglass book due to them sucking so much that must be very bad indeed.
     
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    I've been reading through the Discworld books in the other they were released. Started Pyramids a couple of days ago, loving them so far :)
     
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    Good choice of series CJ! The books do get formulaic eventually, but that makes the gems among them stand out even better. You'll notice the books really start to shine after Reaper Man.

    Speaking of Discworld I started The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents. It's good fun.
     
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    I read that years ago, before i'd even heard of Terry Pratchett.

    Also, I should point out: I haven't JUST heard of Discworld, i've read The Colour of Magic loads of times and it's only fairly recently that i've started to pick up more of the series. I own about... 15 of them now? So i've got quite a while until I have to buy more :)
     
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    Got them all except eric. Sometimes I read them at work an burst out in laughter. They look at me and do not understand. I am amazed at the number of people for whom a book is a mountain.
     
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    I have 29 books of the series as well as The "Streets of Ankh-Morpork: A Discworld Mapp" and "The Art of The Discworld".

    Additionally my copy of The Color of Magic is a signed edition. :)
     
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    I would kill for a signed edition of Hogfather, my favourite one until now.

    In other news I started Good Omens yesterday and read about 2/3rd of the way through. Great book - I've never read anything by Neil Gaiman but I'm assuming the darker side of the book is his balancing to Pratchett's usual humour. Some of the humour reminds me of Douglas Adams, specifically the Dirk Gently books, and it stands very well to the comparison.
     
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    Now about half-way through 'Wolfblade' by Jennifer Fallon. So far it has been looking good. I'm expecting things to start moving more rapidly soon.
     
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    CJ's posts kicked me fully into Pratchett mode again. I finished Good Omens yesterday and started Night Watch. Halfway through it now and loving it, Vimes is one of the most interesting characters on the Discworld.
     
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